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Problems Overclocking ClawHammer 3700+ Socket 754

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I have an older 754 ClawHammer 3700+ and when I attempt to raise the frequency to 225 my screen becomes extremely distorted. I bumped the voltage up as high as it would go and still get the same results. I have not changed any setting on my ram.

Any suggestions?
I have heard the 3700+ would overclock to 2.72 relatively easy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sdumper
I have an older 754 ClawHammer 3700+ and when I attempt to raise the frequency to 225 my screen becomes extremely distorted. I bumped the voltage up as high as it would go and still get the same results. I have not changed any setting on my ram.

Any suggestions?
I have heard the 3700+ would overclock to 2.72 relatively easy.

make sure your htt is set to 3x, also maybe a divider, and more vcore. safe vcore up to 1.68volts with good cooling, and keep the load temps under 55c.
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What motherboard, is it agp? If so perhaps the pci/agp locks are not in place and it's actually the videocard distorting, not the cpu. Just a thought....
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Make sure to lock the PCI, AGP, PCIe, and all those buses. PCI should be 33MHz, AGP 66MHz, and PCIe (I think) 100 MHz. You must do this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rippon
Make sure to lock the PCI, AGP, PCIe, and all those buses. PCI should be 33MHz, AGP 66MHz, and PCIe (I think) 100 MHz. You must do this.
Those numbers are correct.

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Thanks Guys...I ran some tests last night and broke through my barrier...next step water cooling...before i fry something
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